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2179: Cos

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a specific kind. Additionally each is a legitimate inflected headword in Chambers. Elsewhere, ignore one…

to 2176: ,

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are BUTTERFLIES (as is the ‘comma’ in the title). The pairs are 7/34A, 13/24, 33/6 and 35/25.…

2176: ,

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one hyphened, one of two words), individually or as four pairs, are of a kind.   Across…

to 2173: Men of note

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are COMPOSERS whose surnames start with the letter C.  First prize C.R. Haigh, Hassocks, West SussexRunners-up Kenneth…

2173: Men of note

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a specific kind.   Across   11    Top flier backs help for sloth (6)…

to 2170: Hector’s summer nights

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the titles of the six movements of Nuits d’Eté (Summer Nights in translation) by Hector Berlioz:…

2170: Hector’s Summer Nights

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of three words and three of two), as three pairs and three individually, are of a…

to 2167: Groupies

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are ‘nouns of assemblage’, all listed on page 6 of the Word Lover’s Miscellany section in Chambers…

2167: Groupies

21 June 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind and are listed together in Chambers 2011. Solvers should highlight two normally clued…

to 2164: Blank crossword

21 June 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are types of CROSS. Solver were required to indicate clearly the FYLFOT at the centre of the…

Blank crossword

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Solvers must create the barred grid for themselves; the resulting grid is symmetrical whichever side is uppermost. When submitting an…

to 2161: Appellation contrôlée

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights begin with DOC (the Italian abbreviated equivalent of APPELLATION CONTRÔLÉE).  First prize Dennis Cotterell, CarlisleRunners-up Clare Reynolds,…

2161: Appellation contrôlée

10 May 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one doubly hyphened) share a medical similarity. (Despite appearances there are no rude words in the puzzle!)…

to 2158: Late bloomers

10 May 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the surnames of people (nine of whom were botanists) who gave their names to flowers.  First…

2158: Late bloomers

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (33 with I) are of a kind, all verifiable in Chambers under the appropriate headword.   Across…

2155: Poor Billy’s left out

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are SIBYLS (the title was an anagram of BILLY’S with L omitted). First prize Judith Bevis, Newport,…

2155: Poor Billy’s left out

29 March 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two must be paired) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.   Across 10   Details from Britain…

to 2152: T20

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Each letter of each solution and each unclued light has to be represented in the grid by its numerical position…

2152: T20 – it’s just not cricket!

8 March 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (and 4 Down + N) are of a kind and along with the suggestion given by the…

to 2149: Super!

8 March 2014 9:00 am

When preceded by GREAT, each unclued light yields a phrase listed in Brewer 19th edition.  First prize Mrs T. Vernalls,…

2149: Super!

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Each of the unclued lights (one of two words and one of three) can be preceded by the same word…

Solution to 2146: 4 ÷ 4 = 8

15 February 2014 9:00 am

One 4-letter word is to be placed in the middle of another to yield an 8-letter solution: 6 ÷ 19…

2146: 4 ÷ 4 = 8

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The unclued four-letter words can be paired in a particular way to form the remaining unclued lights (one of two…

to 2143: Revising geography

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all geographical locations – paired as anagrams: 13/9, 23/28. 30/17, 34/6 and 42/33. (33 Down is…

2143: Revising geography

4 January 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are broadly of a kind (33 differs from the others, though 33K would have been more appropriate,…